Residing in the heart of Portugal's Upper Alentejo region Herdade do Mouchão is a small, historical family-run estate consisting of 38 hectares of vineyards dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century. All Mouchão grapes are hand-harvested, foot crushed and pressed using four manually-operated, century old basket presses. The Alentejo boasts a hot, dry climate contrasted by cold, wet winters. The wines grown here are easy drinkers- rich, fruity and full bodied. Mouchão includes stems during fermentation to add more structure, and the wines show balanced acidity with ripe tannins. The 2012 Ponte das Canas is a robust wine, full of chewy tannins and juicy black fruits. On the palate you'll find flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, ripe cherries, tobacco and spice. A lovely wine drinking perfectly now. Pair with beef, lamb or venison.